Kristian Volsing

Title: Assistant Curator
Department: Contemporary Architecture, Design and Digital

I am currently working on the Rapid Response Collecting strand in the Contemporary Architecture, Digital and Design section and I am also interested in learning more about digital design and collecting. I have previously worked with the Furniture, Textiles and Fashion department and have recently curated a display, T-shirts 101, opening in Gallery 40 in September this year.

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T-Shirts 101

The T-shirt is one of the world’s most ubiquitous garments, produced for both the high street and haute couture. It is 101 years since it was officially recognised as outerwear, and on the 2nd September the V&A opened a small display in its fashion galleries, drawing from the extensive collection of T-shirts in the Textiles […]

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The Rise and Fall of Flappy Bird and the collecting of the V&A’s first App

As part of the V&A’s new Rapid Response Collecting strategy, the Contemporary Architecture, Digital and Design team has collected the museum’s first app, Flappy Bird. A simple side-scrolling video game with 2D retro-style graphics, the player controls a bird attempting to fly through rows of green pipes, avoiding contact with them by tapping the phone’s […]

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